IIA Chd-Pb Chapter and Saakaar Foundation (http://www.saakaarfoundation.com) is organising an Indo-Swiss Symposium on “Learning From La Chaux-De-Fonds To Chandigarh” on Sunday, 13th February, 2011 at Govt. Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh. Mr Kanwar Sandhu, Managing Editor, Day & Night News will be the Chief Guest of the Symposium. The basic aim of the Symposium is to ascertain a corelatioship between La Chaux-De-Fonds, the birth place of Le Corbusier with Chandi…garh, the place where he did the major works of his life.
Ar Surinder Bahga, Chairman, IIA Chd-Pb Chapter shall speak about the theme of the Symposium as a tribute to Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret as great architects.
Dr S.S. Bhatti shall deliver the Keynote address.He shall speak about his learning from Chandigarh experiment.
Mr Jacques Gubler & Mr Edmond Carriere from Switzerland shall give their presentation on “Learning From La Chaux-De-Fonds To Chandigarh”.
Ar Rajesh Mehta from Rajkot shall highlight the works of Corbusier in Ahmedabad.
Dr Gilles Barbey from Switzerland shall talk on “Culture & Housing” of Switzerland and Chandigarh.
Ar Jeet Malhotra, a close associate of Corbusier,will share his experiences of working with Corb & Pierre Jeanneret at Chandigarh.
Ar Jit Kumar Gupta, Vice President, IIA, Mumbai and Archana Chaudhary, Architect, Housing Board, Haryana shall chair nthe sessions.
This Indo-Swiss symposium is another step towards strengthening architectural ties of Chandigarh with La Chaux-de-fonds.